01/18/19 8:00am

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino

The public has had a first look at two parts of a draft budget by the Board of Education to fund the 2019-20 school year without piercing the state-imposed 2 percent tax cap.

Numbers released at budget meetings January 7 and Monday evening are preliminary. They represent just two of four major areas of spending — staff and administration — that total $10.63 million, compared with $10.199 million for the current year. (more…)

09/18/18 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino swearing in new board member Jason Lones. Seated are board members Mark Kanarvogel and Margaret Colligan.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino swearing in new board member Jason Lones. Seated are board members Mark Kanarvogel and Margaret Colligan.

Jason Lones was sworn in on Monday by Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino to replace Elizabeth Melichar, who retired from her job with Eastern Suffolk BOCES in April and moved to Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Lones will complete her term, extending from September 17, 2018 to May 21, 2019. (more…)

07/06/18 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Board of Education member Elizabeth Melichar resigned her position this month to move to Arizona.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Board of Education member Elizabeth Melichar resigned her position this month to move to Arizona.

One year into her third term as a member of the Shelter Island Board of Education, Elizabeth Melichar submitted her resignation this month and set her sights on a new chapter in her life, joining her son in Phoenix, Arizona. (more…)

01/31/18 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Business Leader Idowu Ogundipe outlined the direct educational budget projection for the 2018-19 school year at Monday night’s meeting. He has one more area, facilities spending, to present in February before the Board of Education begins its line-by-line review of the draft.

JULIE LANE PHOTO School District Business Leader Idowu Ogundipe outlined the direct educational budget projection for the 2018-19 school year at Monday night’s meeting. He has one more area, facilities spending, to present in February before the Board of Education begins its line-by-line review of the draft.

Plan for the worst, hope for the best is the approach the Shelter Island Board of Education is taking toward budgeting for the 2018-19 school year, according to district Business Leader Idowu Ogundipe.

At the same time, Superintendent Christine Finn said at Monday night’s meeting she expects the district will end up “definitely holding the line” on spending next year. (more…)